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Fall Crafter’s Fair

Shipshewana will be hosting a festival of crafters, entertainers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival will take place in and around the town, located in the heart of beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country.  The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal …

Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup season is worth celebrating and that is what we do! There’s much more to experience than the meal.  We show three different ways to make maple syrup: how we used to do it, how we do it now, and how you can do it at home.  Horse-drawn wagons carry visitors into the maple …

Honeyville Quilt Auction

A Variety of Quilts, Wall Hangings, Rugs and More! There will be at least 200 quilts, wall hangings, rugs, etc. to be auctioned. Come experience the fresh air of the countryside & enjoy an awesome authentic Amish Quilt Auction…with scenic views of farms, animals & nature. The Borntreger family usually has around 200 to 250 …

Small Business Saturday

Shop the 100+ small businesses spread throughout Shipshewana/LaGrange County! Certain stores will be offering discounts, but this is a great way to support local during your holiday shopping. You won’t find any big box stores here!

Mirror Lake Craft Sale

Many different crafters, all with a different “FLARE!” Primitive and vintage Christmas floral arrangements, vintage crafts, Elliott Essentials aromatherapy products and soy candles, soup and dip mixes, sweet tooth chocolates, beautiful hand made cards for all seasons and papercrafts, those special little gifts for teachers, small antiques, maple syrup, embroidered sweatshirts, hand towels, hand-painted items, …

About The Amish Culture: Six Social Courtesies

LaGrange County and Shipshewana are home to the third-largest Amish community in the nation. This community’s simple way of life is the reason many people visit our area — to observe, learn about, pay tribute to, and purchase items from the Amish. Here are a few things to remember as you travel to our area …

Trading Post Fall Fest

Live music from Rebekah Meldrum Band ft. Joe Hart at 7 PM Food & Drinks from Ziffle’s Zip ‘N’ Go & Indy Beer Taps at 5 PM Cornhole Tournament at 12 PM & Outdoor Games

Scenic Fall Drive in Shipshewana, Indiana

Typically when you roll into Shipshewana, you’re greeted by endless farms and open fields. It might be surprising to hear of the beautiful fall foliage that can be seen this time of year. The natural beauty here in LaGrange County can often be underappreciated, many people not knowing about hidden gems like the Pigeon River …

15 Best Things to Do in Shipshewana, Indiana

This blog was originally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com  By Anna Camburn Shipshewana brings simple living, Amish hospitality, amazing shopping, and fun activities to Northern Indiana. Take in the area’s best attractions including shopping the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market, catching a musical at the Blue Gate Theatre,  or eating a home-cooked Amish meal. (All group-friendly!) You’ll want to spend …